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Poster: k-otic Date: Apr 3, 2011 1:39am
Forum: feature_films Subject: a list of movies in question

Rio Rita (1929)
The Cuckoos (1930)
Cracked Nuts (1931)
Caught Plastered (1931)
Peach-O-Reno (1931)
Girl Crazy (1932)
Hold 'Em Jail (1932)
So This Is Africa (1933)
Diplomaniacs (1933)
Cockeyed Cavaliers (1934)
Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934)
Kentucky Kernels (1934)
The Nut Farm (1935)
The Rainmakers (1935)
Mummy's Boys (1936)
High Flyers (1937)
Silly Billies (1936)
On Again-Off Again (1937)
The High Command (1938)
Isle of Forgotten Sins (1943)
Adventure Island (1947)

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Apr 3, 2011 10:49am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: a list of movies in question

Note: the search for "Rio Rita" was not exhaustive. The film might have been renewed in 1956.


Note: even if the copyright of a British film wasn't renewed in the U.S.A., it is debatable whether the movie is in the public domain.


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** RIO RITA ** 1929 **
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** THE CUCKOOS ** 1930 **
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THE CUCKOOS, a photoplay in one reel
by RKO Productions, Inc. (C) 4May30;
LI331. RKO Radio Pictures, a divi-
sion of RKO Teleradio Pictures,
Inc. (PWH); 19Dec57; R204818.

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** CRACKED NUTS ** 1931 **
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CRACKED NUTS, a photoplay In eight
reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) lApr31; L2184. RKO Radio Pictures,
a division of RKO Teleradio Pictures,
Inc. (PWH); 30Mar59; R233572.

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** CAUGHT PLASTERED ** 1931 **
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CAUGHT PLASTERED, a photoplay in seven
reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 5Sep31; LF2467. RKO Radio Pictures,
a division of RKO Teleradio Pictures,
Inc. (PWH); l6Apr59; R234905-

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** PEACH-O-RENO ** 1931 **
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PEACH-O-RENO, a photoplay In seven
reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 23Dee31j LP2747. RKO Radio Pic-
tures, a division of RKO Teleradio
Pictures, Inc. (PWH); l6Apr59;
R234898.

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** GIRL CRAZY ** 1932 **
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GIRL CRAZY, a photoplay in eight reels
by RKO Radio Pictures. (C) 26Mar32;
L29J8. Loew's, Inc. (PWH); 27Mar59;
R234134.

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** HOLD 'EM JAIL ** 1932 **
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HOLD 'EM JAIL, a photoplay in seven reels
by RKO Radio Pictures. (C) 2Sep32;
LP3248. RKO Radio Pictures, a division
of RKO Oeneral, Inc. (PWH); 22Jan60;
R250792.

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** SO THIS IS AFRICA ** 1933 **
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SO THIS IS AFRICA, a photoplay In seven
reels by Columbia Pictures Corp.
(C) 8Feb33; LP?64o. Columbia Pictures
Corp. (PWH); l8Mar60; R253876.

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** DIPLOMANIACS ** 1933 **
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DIPLOMANIACS, a photoplay in seven reels
by RKO Radio Pictures, e 28Apr33;
LP3868. RKO Radio Pictures, a divi-
sion of RKO General, Inc. (PWH);
5Dec60; R267276.

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** COCKEYED CAVALIERS ** 1934 **
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COCKEYED CAVALIERS, a photoplay in
eight reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 29Jun34; LP4822. RKO Radio Pic-
tures, a division of RKO General,
Inc. (PWH); 13Sep6l; R281536.

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** HIPS, HIPS, HOORAY ** 1934 **
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HIPS, HIPS, HOORAY! a photoplay in
seven reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 2Feb34; LP4495. RKO Radio Pictures,
a division of RKO Oeneral, Inc. (PWH);
8May6l; R275395.

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** KENTUCKY KERNELS ** 1934 **
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KENTUCKY KERNELS, a photoplay in nine
reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 2Nov34; LP5081. RKO Radio Pic-
tures, a division of RKO General,
Inc. (PWH); HDec6l; R286605.

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** THE NUT FARM ** 1935 **
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** THE RAINMAKERS ** 1935 **
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THE RAINMAKERS, a photoplay in nine
reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 110ct35; LP59H. RKO Radio Pic-
tures, a division of RKO General,
Inc. (PWH); 3Deo62; R30>>64.

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** MUMMY'S BOYS ** 1936 **
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MUMMY'S BOYS, a photoplay In seven
reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 20ct36; LP6635. RKO General, Inc.
(PWH); 8Nov63; R325251\x95

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** HIGH FLYERS ** 1937 **
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HIGH FLYERS, a photoplay in four reels
by RKO Radio Pictures. (C) 15Nov37;
LP7576. RKO General, Inc. (PWH);
25Mar65; R358OO9.

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** SILLY BILLIES ** 1936 **
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SILLY BILLIES, a photoplay in seven
reels by- RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 20Mar36; LP6240. RKO Radio Pic-
tures, a division of RKO General,
Inc. (PWH); l4jun63; R316927.

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** ON AGAIN-OFF AGAIN ** 1937 **
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ON AGAIN, OFF AGAIN, a photoplay in
seven reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 9Jul37; LP7338. RKO General, Inc.
(PWH); 17Jul64; R342165.

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** THE HIGH COMMAND ** 1938 **
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** ISLE OF FORGOTTEN SINS ** 1943 **
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** ADVENTURE ISLAND ** 1947 **
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Renewals found:

THE CUCKOOS, a photoplay in one reel
by RKO Productions, Inc. (C) 4May30;
LI331. RKO Radio Pictures, a divi-
sion of RKO Teleradio Pictures,
Inc. (PWH); 19Dec57; R204818.

CRACKED NUTS, a photoplay In eight
reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) lApr31; L2184. RKO Radio Pictures,
a division of RKO Teleradio Pictures,
Inc. (PWH); 30Mar59; R233572.

CAUGHT PLASTERED, a photoplay in seven
reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 5Sep31; LF2467. RKO Radio Pictures,
a division of RKO Teleradio Pictures,
Inc. (PWH); l6Apr59; R234905-

PEACH-O-RENO, a photoplay In seven
reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 23Dee31j LP2747. RKO Radio Pic-
tures, a division of RKO Teleradio
Pictures, Inc. (PWH); l6Apr59;
R234898.

GIRL CRAZY, a photoplay in eight reels
by RKO Radio Pictures. (C) 26Mar32;
L29J8. Loew's, Inc. (PWH); 27Mar59;
R234134.

HOLD 'EM JAIL, a photoplay in seven reels
by RKO Radio Pictures. (C) 2Sep32;
LP3248. RKO Radio Pictures, a division
of RKO Oeneral, Inc. (PWH); 22Jan60;
R250792.

SO THIS IS AFRICA, a photoplay In seven
reels by Columbia Pictures Corp.
(C) 8Feb33; LP?64o. Columbia Pictures
Corp. (PWH); l8Mar60; R253876.

DIPLOMANIACS, a photoplay in seven reels
by RKO Radio Pictures, e 28Apr33;
LP3868. RKO Radio Pictures, a divi-
sion of RKO General, Inc. (PWH);
5Dec60; R267276.

COCKEYED CAVALIERS, a photoplay in
eight reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 29Jun34; LP4822. RKO Radio Pic-
tures, a division of RKO General,
Inc. (PWH); 13Sep6l; R281536.

HIPS, HIPS, HOORAY! a photoplay in
seven reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 2Feb34; LP4495. RKO Radio Pictures,
a division of RKO Oeneral, Inc. (PWH);
8May6l; R275395.

KENTUCKY KERNELS, a photoplay in nine
reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 2Nov34; LP5081. RKO Radio Pic-
tures, a division of RKO General,
Inc. (PWH); HDec6l; R286605.

THE RAINMAKERS, a photoplay in nine
reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 110ct35; LP59H. RKO Radio Pic-
tures, a division of RKO General,
Inc. (PWH); 3Deo62; R30>>64.

MUMMY'S BOYS, a photoplay In seven
reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 20ct36; LP6635. RKO General, Inc.
(PWH); 8Nov63; R325251\x95

HIGH FLYERS, a photoplay in four reels
by RKO Radio Pictures. (C) 15Nov37;
LP7576. RKO General, Inc. (PWH);
25Mar65; R358OO9.

SILLY BILLIES, a photoplay in seven
reels by- RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 20Mar36; LP6240. RKO Radio Pic-
tures, a division of RKO General,
Inc. (PWH); l4jun63; R316927.

ON AGAIN, OFF AGAIN, a photoplay in
seven reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 9Jul37; LP7338. RKO General, Inc.
(PWH); 17Jul64; R342165.


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Summary
(If no renewal was found, the line begins with "-- no --".
Otherwise, the line begins with a number representing how
closely the title was matched; 0.00 means a perfect match,
and 0.18, for example, would indicate a poor match.)
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-- no -- RIO RITA (1929)
0.00 THE CUCKOOS (1930)
0.00 CRACKED NUTS (1931)
0.00 CAUGHT PLASTERED (1931)
0.00 PEACH-O-RENO (1931)
0.00 GIRL CRAZY (1932)
0.00 HOLD 'EM JAIL (1932)
0.00 SO THIS IS AFRICA (1933)
0.00 DIPLOMANIACS (1933)
0.00 COCKEYED CAVALIERS (1934)
0.00 HIPS, HIPS, HOORAY (1934)
0.00 KENTUCKY KERNELS (1934)
-- no -- THE NUT FARM (1935)
0.00 THE RAINMAKERS (1935)
0.00 MUMMY'S BOYS (1936)
0.00 HIGH FLYERS (1937)
0.00 SILLY BILLIES (1936)
0.06 ON AGAIN-OFF AGAIN (1937)
-- no -- THE HIGH COMMAND (1938)
-- no -- ISLE OF FORGOTTEN SINS (1943)
-- no -- ADVENTURE ISLAND (1947)


16 of 21 renewed. (76%)

(The copyright renewal register for the second half of 1961
was provided by Mystic550.)


This post was modified by Moongleam on 2011-04-03 17:49:41

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Poster: k-otic Date: Apr 4, 2011 3:11am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: a list of movies in question

Sniff ... I was thinking more RKO comedies were in public domain.. but well :)

Thanks for checking the list